Emergence – Author Don Beukes


The loss of a dear one

a crippling feeling – You

crawl in the aftermath

ready to fall – Dark

thoughts shroud your

vision, your essence

drowning in a sympathy



Your thoughts swirling

catapulting in a bottomless

abyss – The missing a daily

confessing of unsaid things,

The gems shared love once

used to bring.


Avoid this nowhere road

toxic void – Allow yourself to

hear the flapping of wings

speaking of future bright things –

Take a deep slow breath out of the

clutches of a living death.


Let your nerve endings ignite

once again loving feelings

for those left behind – Read once

again their outpouring of love

and promises of all things kind.


Smell once again familiar

scents in a shared aromatic garden,

Let your fingers dig yet again to

plant poignant memories once again –


Your spiritual healing a necessary

urgency – For your renewed


liberating emergence.


© Don Beukes


Excerpt from the book “The Salamander Chronicles”

don-beukesAbout the Author

Mr. Don Beukes is a retired teacher of English and Geography. Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, he grew up in the shadow of Table Mountain, always aspiring to achieve the best in life, despite living in a racially divided country. He lives by his favorite motto ‘Carpe Diem’ and endeavors to seize every opportunity in life to make the most of each day. This also filters through to his poetry, attempting to adjust our moral compass in our ever-changing global village. He enjoys gardening and is a keen amateur photographer.

Visit Don’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/don-beukes-.html

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  1. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    Another excerpt from my debut collection of poetry…


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